Missing countries and territories

Last year I received covers from 41 countries that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helped growing my collection!

Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I will reply with a nice one from Austria.

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Réunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Dominica, Easter Island, Grenada & Carriacou, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Redonda

Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, British Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Kerguelen Islands, South Georgia, US South Pole Base

Asia: Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia

Australia & Oceania: Cook Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau

Europe: Mt. Athos, Transnistria

Please send all covers to the following address:

8262 ILZ

#814 British Virgin Islands 14/06/03

BVI 140603A few days ago I received this very nice cover from the British Virgin Islands. The letter was sent with the help of the philatelic bureau, thank you! It was cancelled at the T.B.L. Airport on Beef Island on June 3, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on January 30, 2014. It is part of the “Birds” stamp set and depicts an Antillean crested hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).

#813 Germany 14/05/08

Germany 140508This very nice first day cover from Germany was sent by Igor, thank you very much! It was posted at the 24th International Stamp Fair in Essen on May 8 and arrived on May 14, 2014.

The left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on May 8, 2014. It is a stamp with surcharge for the Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe (a German trust for the aid of sportspersons). The stamp designs were drawn by the German cartoonist Uli Stein.

#812 Montenegro 14/05/31

Montenegro 140530On June 5 I received this cover, which I have sent from my trip to Montenegro. It was posted in Podgorica on May 31, 2014.

The stamp is part of the set “Art Through The Ages”, which was issued on January 31, 2014.

See also: #126 Montenegro 09/04/16

#811 Slovenia 14/04/02

Slovenia 140402This nice cover from Slovenia was sent by Stanko, thank you! It was posted on April 2 in Maribor.

The stamp is part of the set “Marsh Plants”, which was issued on March 25, 2011. The stamp depicts the hare’s-tail cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum).

#810 Switzerland 14/04/16

Switzerland 140416This nice Swiss cover was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in La Côte-aux-Fées on April 16 and arrived on April 18, 2014.

The middle stamp commemorates the beaver. It was issued on March 8, 2012. The stamp on the right is the 2010 EUROPA stamp (issued on May 6). It commemorates the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri.

#809 Estonia 14/04/16

Estonia 140416Another very nice cover from Estonia was sent by Evald, thank you! The cover was posted in the very small village of Anne (47 inhabitants) on April 16 and arrived on April 22, 2014.

The left stamp (issued March 20, 2014) commemorates the “Bird of the Year”: the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). The right stamp commemorates the “Bird of the Year ” 2013: the grey partridge (Perdix perdix). The stamp was issued on March 7, 2013.

The definitive stamp below was issued on February 19, 2014.

See also: #668 Estonia 12/07/31

#808 Denmark 14/06/23

Danmark 140623This very nice cover from Danmark was sent by Hans Jørgen, thank you very much! It was posted in Horsens and cancelled at the Sydjyllands Postcenter on June 23. It arrived on June 25, 2014.

The mini-sheet is the 2012 EUROPA issue, which was issued on March 21.

See also: #584 Denmark 12/09/02

#807 Saint Helena 14/06/21

St Helena 140621Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from Saint Helena, thank you very much!

It was posted in Jamestown on June 21 and arrived on July 7, 2014.

The stamp is part of the Christmas set, which was issued on October 25, 2010. It depicts the Heart Shaped Waterfall and a honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.).

#806 Ukraine 13/11/01

Ukraine 131101V.V. sent this beautiful cover from Ukraine, thank you! It was posted in Uzhgorod on November 1 and arrived on November 11, 2013.

The cover is a postal stationery and commemorates the Ukrainian sculptor Vasil’ Svida (1913-1989).

The left stamp was issued on August 24, 2013, and depicts some pumpkins. The right stamp (issued October 9, 2013) is entitled “History of National Communication”.

See also: #772 Ukraine 14/03/12

#805 France 13/11/07

France 131107Thank you, Roland, for sending this nice FDC from France! It was issued and posted on November 7 and arrived on November 14, 2013.

The stamp is a joint issue with Danmark and commemorates the commercial treaty between the two states.

#804 Swaziland 14/06/04

Swaziland 140604On June 26 I received this very nice cover from Swaziland. It was cancelled in Mbabane on June 4, 2014, with the help of the Swaziland philatelic bureau, thank you!

The stamps are part of the set “Trees of Swaziland”, which was issued on January 23, 2007. They commemorate the African teak (Pterocarpus angolensis), the sausage tree (Kigelia africana), the Natal Mahagony (Trichilia emetica), and the Red Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri).

#803 Armenia 14/06/02

Armenia 140602Patrik sent me this beautiful registered cover from his trip to Armenia, thank you very much! It was posted in Yerevan on June 2 and arrived on June 16, 2014.

The attached mini-sheet commemorates the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It was issued on December 2, 2013.

#802 Nagorno-Karabakh 14/05/22

This nice postcard from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (breakaway region of Azerbaijan) was sent by S., thank you! It was posted in Stepanakert on May 22 and arrived on June 12, 2014.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet (issued on September 2, 1996), which commemorates the “5th Anniversary of Independence”. The picture side of the card depicts the Gandzasar monastery.

See also: #138 Nagorno-Karabakh 09/05/05

#801 South Korea 14/05/19

South Korea 140519This stunning FDC from South Korea was sent by Koo Sang Bon, thank you very much! It was posted at Dongdaegu Station in Daegu on May 19 and arrived on June 5, 2014. The stamp set commemorates the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition. The stamps depict a Minhwa painting, an Hahoe Mask, a children’s dress (Hanbok), an example of the Gungche script style of Hangul, some Onggi pots, a Gayageum (string instrument), a Joseon white porcelain, and eaves as example of Korean architecture.

See also: #767 South Korea 14/02/28

#800 North Korea 14/05/29

North Korea 140529Here is a cover from another hard-to-get country: North Korea! Thank you very much, John, for arranging this marvellous cover! It was posted in Pyongyang on May 29 and arrived on June 17, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on February 22, 2009. It is part of a set of four sheets that commemorate the North Korean Newspapers Joint Editorial.


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